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Artificial sweeteners are everywhere, but the jury is still out on whether these chemicals are harmless. Also called non-nutritive sweeteners, these can be synthetic — such as saccharin and aspartame — or naturally derived, such as steviol, which comes from the Stevia plant. To date, the U.S…
From both a legal and practical perspective, it’s past time for sports betting to be – as advocates say about various other illegal activities they want legitimized – “brought out of the shadows.”
The Iowa General Assembly adjourned for the year on May 4 after passing a lot of bills that I supported and some that I didn’t. One bill I voted no on is Senate File 359, aka the “fetal heartbeat bill,” aka the “six-week abortion ban bill,” which has been signed into law by Governor Reynolds…
For more than 25 years, a local nonprofit group Clinton Trees Forever has planted more than 3,000 trees around the community. Trees have been planted in area parks and around all public and private elementary, middle and high schools. Large numbers of trees have been planted along the U.S. 6…
Two of the most magnificent views in Whiteside County are located within the city of Fulton, Illinois — the view from “the hill” in the south section of the Fulton Township Cemetery and the other view from “the hill” with its sunset slope to the Mississippi River in the north section of the …
For several weeks now, my dormant Facebook account, which has a decade of cobwebs on it, has been pushing emails telling me to “let Ed know you’re thinking about him.” Long inured to these reminders of the fake community of Facebook, I ignored all these notices.
John Kerry, former senator and secretary of state, is not and should not be in any danger of prosecution for allegedly violating the Logan Act for his recent “shadow diplomacy” or “back-channel” effort to preserve President Obama’s deal with Iran over delaying its development of nuclear weapons.
One in seven women suffer from postpartum depression. It crosses all socioeconomic classes, races and religions. No woman is immune. May is postpartum depression awareness month. I am one in seven, and here is my story.
I would venture to guess that most of us have heard of the United Way organization. I would also guess that many in our community do not understand what this organization actually does. I was this person before becoming involved with the United Way of Clinton County, Iowa.
Recently a donor dropped off a collection of Frank Ward’s early Eclipse Lumber documents. Over the last couple of years, Frank’s grandson, Ed Ward, has visited the museum. He has shared the story of his father, John, and grandfather, Frank. If the Ward name doesn’t ring a bell, most of the r…
The last “official” day of the Iowa Legislature’s 2018 session was April 17, 2018, and thus normally by now we’d be done or at least winding things up; however, there’s still several important bills – including eight budget bills – that need to be passed by both chambers before we can adjour…
Iowans deserve a tax system that is fair to everyone and increases prosperity, but many believe the system is rigged against them. It doesn’t help that Iowans had to wait too long for their state income tax refunds two years in a row, that the state budget is a mess and that legislative lead…
It is my pleasure to take pen — or in this case, computer — in hand to write about my appreciation for Clinton Community College. I received an Associate Degree from CCC in May of 1967, 51 years ago. I enrolled in the fall of 1965, part of the first group of students to make use of the new b…
The predictable political meltdown is underway over the announcement from Environmental Protection Agency head Scott Pruitt that he intends to roll back vehicle emission and mileage mandates put in place under President Obama.
With all of the strides being made at the state level to improve the mental healthcare system in Iowa, this week I want to talk about a program that is picking up speed right here in District 97.
Much of the past 18 months has been marked by its lack of volatility. This led to a sense of complacency by market participants. Since the end of January, market gyrations have returned. The moves over the past two months have shaken the markets out of its lethargy. Participants have also be…
Following the success of the West Virginia teachers strike a month ago that led to a 5 percent pay raise, teachers throughout the nation are rising to demand better conditions and better pay. The latest example is Oklahoma, where teachers in several schools, including the 10 largest school d…
April is Community College Month. As a college, this month offers us the opportunity to celebrate our college and those associated with Clinton Community College. It is always a fun month for us with lots of activities on campus. I invite you to celebrate with us throughout the month.
If you are a regular reader of this column, you’ve read about all manner of scams, frauds and rip-offs, and probably wondered, “Do they ever catch those guys?” That’s a question I get about every time I speak to a civic group. And the short answer is, once in awhile, the crooks are caught.
There are simple, fun, inexpensive ways to add greenery to the window sill while we patiently wait for spring to arrive. These are kid-friendly projects even though I find myself doing them out of habit or maybe even desperation to see something green.
CLINTON — The lower level of the library will be closed due to the staff area being remodeled. The Friends Bookstore will be closed as well. The area will reopen once the modeling is completed and the Friends Bookstore hours will resume.
On Tuesday, National Agriculture Day was celebrated and the Agriculture Council of America hosted the event, which was recognized in classrooms and communities across the country.
The lower level of the library will be closed due to the staff area being remodeled. The Friends Bookstore will be closed as well. The area will reopen once the remodeling is completed and the Friends Bookstore hours will resume.
As green color spreads across lawns, homeowners are becoming anxious to get outside. It is important to remember that spring is a sensitive time for yards — the soil is spongy, the plants are tender and the weather is unpredictable.
Something turned up in the mail this week, which we’ve not seen for several years here. Several years ago, many people turned over postcards to me which they received through the U.S. mail. These postcards notified their recipients that they won a $100 gift card for use at Target or Walmart.
Three excited young women appear strategically for TV shots behind President Donald Trump at the podium as he addresses a fervid campaign rally in an airport hangar outside Pittsburgh Saturday.
Bickelhaupt Arboretum has been part of my family for more than 40 years. In 1979 my husband and I were married in spring under one of its massive oaks. It was a blue sky beautiful day that I trusted in so much, there was no back-up plan in case of rain. The birds serenaded us with their musi…
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